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'''''laurë''''' is a [[Quenya]] word meaning "the color gold".
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'''''laurë''''' is a [[Quenya]] word meaning "gold (or light and colour, not metal)",<ref name="silmap">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names", entry ''laurë''</ref> "light of the golden Tree ''Laurelin'', gold",<ref name="etym">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[The Lost Road and Other Writings]]'', "[[The Etymologies]]", entry ''LÁWAR-''</ref> or just simply "golden light".<ref name="letters">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], [[Humphrey Carpenter]] (ed.) and [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]'', [[Letter 230]] ([[June 8]] [[1961]])</ref>
usually as "maiden". Compare -ien. The Sindarin equivalent is gwend.  
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== Examples ==
 
== Examples ==
 
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*''Ingalaurë'', "[[Vanyar#Etymology|Inga]]-gold"; the [[mother-name]] of [[Finarfin]] due to his golden hair of his mother's people<ref name="morg">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[Morgoth's Ring]]'', "The Later ''Quenta Silmarillion''", "Later versions of the Story of Finwë and Míriel"</ref>
[[Laurelin]] the Golden= "Golden Song"  
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*[[Laurelin]], "Song of Gold"; name of one of the [[Two Trees]] of [[Valinor]] <ref name="silmindex">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', "Index"</ref>
 
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*[[Laurelindórenan]], "Valley of Singing Gold";<ref name="utlaur">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', "[[The History of Galadriel and Celeborn]]", note 5</ref> and older name for [[Lothlórien]]<ref name="rotk">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[The Two Towers]]'', "[[The Window on the West]]"</ref>
[[Laurelindórenan]]= "Land of the Valley of Singing Gold"
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*Laurenandë, "Valley of Gold"; another name for Lothlórien<ref name="utlaur" />
 
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*''laurië'' (plural adjective), "golden"<ref name="rgeo">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and [[Donald Swann]], ''[[The Road Goes Ever On]]'', "[[Namárië]]", p. 66</ref>
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*''laurina'', "golden"<ref name="bolt">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part 1]]'', "Appendix"</ref>
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*''[[laurinquë]]'', possible "gold-ful one";<ref name="arda">[[Helge Kåre Fauskanger]], ''[[Ardalambion]]'', [http://www.uib.no/people/hnohf/wordlists.htm Quenya Wordlists]</ref> a tree in [[Hyarrostar]] in [[Númenor]] with yellow flowers<ref name="uttree">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', "[[A Description of the Island of Númenor]]"</ref>
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*Makalaurë, "forging gold"; a prophetic mother-name for [[Maglor]]<ref name="pome">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]'', "[[The Shibboleth of Fëanor]]"</ref>
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==See Also==
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*''[[cul-]]'', "golden-red"
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*[[Gate of Gold]]
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*''[[mal-]]'', "gold"
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*''[[malta]]'' and ''[[malda]]'', "gold (the metal)"
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*[[Ormal]]
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*''[[pharaz]]'', "gold" ([[Adûnaic]])
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*''[[telpë]]'', "silver"
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==References==
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[[Category:Quenya words]]
 
[[Category:Quenya words]]

Revision as of 20:11, 11 October 2008

laurë is a Quenya word meaning "gold (or light and colour, not metal)",[1] "light of the golden Tree Laurelin, gold",[2] or just simply "golden light".[3]

Examples

See Also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names", entry laurë
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "The Etymologies", entry LÁWAR-
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter (ed.) and Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 230 (June 8 1961)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "The Later Quenta Silmarillion", "Later versions of the Story of Finwë and Míriel"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index"
  6. 6.0 6.1 J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", note 5
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Window on the West"
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien and Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië", p. 66
  9. J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part 1, "Appendix"
  10. Helge Kåre Fauskanger, Ardalambion, Quenya Wordlists
  11. J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"
  12. J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor"